I just feel like an apology is in order. I like writing. I am long winded. I miss my son terribly at times and there is so much I want to tell him about home. I try to be uplifting and try not to burden him with any worries about things here at home. He must focus on his work. But, yes. I know I write him long emails and I don't know how to shorten them. Like my husband likes to say, I like to talk (write) too much. It's who I am. Anyway, I want to thank everyone for their love and support for John and our entire family. I truly hope you can look past the longwindedness of me and join us on this missionary journey.